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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:44 PM
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Teen Who 'Joked' By Dropping A Noose Around Black Teens' Neck Apologizes
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Here's what police said happened: The incident started when an unidentified Largo High School girl, allegedly bet Giannola $10 to put the noose around a black student's neck. Prior to that, the unidentified boy tied the noose with a rope in his trunk.

The students lobbed racial epithets at Hall, who was walking into the restaurant with several basketball teammates.

Hall reacted calmly and left the scene to tell his basketball coach what happened. Later that week, the girl, who is biracial, was charged with aiding a hate crime, a misdemeanor. The boy with the rope, who is white, was arrested on a felony charge of aiding a hate crime. His charge was a felony because of a prior arrest record.

The young people told police it was all a joke.

Giannola was placed in jail, but was released on bail soon after.

http://www.stpetersburgtimes.com/2004/05/25/Northpinell...
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Servo300 Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:45 PM
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1. Some "jokes" just aren't very funny....
:mad:
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stopthegop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:46 PM
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2. when I was in high school some guys nearly
killed a student with a similar 'joke'....sometimes you wonder how people manage to function with so little common sense
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:48 PM
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3. Kids do dumb stuff and they do mean it as a joke
they tend to have very bad impulse control. But now a whole group of kids knows that some jokes are NOT FUNNY! Good for them and I hope these kids are punished appropriately.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:54 PM
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4. Ill bet he wont be laughing in jail, in the shower, ...
You get the picture, Im sure some men in jail wont find the joke all too funny.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:54 PM
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5. At what point, exactly, did this seem like a good idea?
Good Lord!
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